Lucas TCS has recently been awarded the Ararat Wind Farm civil works contract to construct 37 km of access track, wind turbine hardstands and the excavation of wind turbine foundations. The work includes 440,000m3 of cut and fill and around 150,000 tonnes of crush and screen material for the road base and drainage structures.
This is an exciting project for Lucas TCS as once overall construction is complete in 2017, the 240MW Ararat Wind Farm will produce enough electricity to power around approximately six per cent of Victoria’s households and will be the third largest wind farm in Australia.
The Ararat Wind Farm Pty Ltd is co-owned by a consortium of Renewable Energy Systems (RES), GE, Partners Group on behalf of its clients, and OPTrust. Construction of the wind farm is a joint venture between Downer and GE.
Lucas’ portion of civil works on this project is due for completion in September 2016.